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Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity by Jeffrey Hoorfar

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12

An unforeseen source of aflatoxins in milk in Sweden

E. Nordkvist,     National Veterinary Institute, Sweden

Abstract:

Aflatoxin Ml at elevated but low levels in consumers’ milk was observed in routine checks in the south of Sweden in February 2006. Up to 257 ng aflatoxin M1 per kg raw milk was found. This case describes the investigation that followed and the actions that were taken to protect the consumer. The source of the contamination was eventually traced and its route of entry to the food chain determined.

Key words

mycotoxin

aflatoxin

milk

compound feed

12.1 Introduction to the case

In February 2006 traces of aflatoxin M1 were observed within the control program for consumer milk conducted by the Swedish Dairy Association. ...

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